Elections: green groups to present their expectations

Élections: des groupes écologistes présentent leurs attentes

MONTREAL – there are no political parties that are already on a war footing in anticipation of the upcoming campaign; many groups having a high sensitivity to environmental issues are also in the process of furbish their weapons.

Even if the next general election should not normally take place before the month of October at Quebec, 11 of these organizations have, in effect, already presented their grocery list common.

Sunday in Montreal, they exposed, in front of the media, a series of twenty of the proposals in relation to six major themes namely, climate change, transport, spatial planning, agriculture, biodiversity and the forest.

This green coalition, which includes in its ranks Équiterre, Greenpeace, the David Suzuki Foundation and the world wildlife Fund, recommends, among others, the different political parties to commit to “prohibit the construction or expansion of any infrastructure” to be used to encourage the exploration, production, circulation, distribution, or consumption of fossil fuels.

It also suggests to promise the adoption of a moratorium to put a brake on the region free of the agricultural land.

She would also like to see them adopt strategies whose ultimate goal would be to “reduce by at least 50 percent of the greenhouse gas emissions in the transport sector by 2030”.

Before citizens go to the polls, these various claims will be made in the context of a wide-ranging campaign that has been dubbed “Turning green”.

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